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Dinosaur Park Landscape

Dinosaur Park Landscape
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Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-11
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 100
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-27 0:34
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dinosaur Provincial Park

Welcome to Dinosaur Provincial Park a Unesco World Heritage site like nowhere else on earth!

About two hours east of Calgary, Alberta, Canada the gently rolling prairie grasslands suddenly drop off, plunging the visitor into a whole other world of hoodoos, pinnacles, coulees and buttes. Many who visit these badlands for the first time describe this sudden transition as if they have taken a wrong turn and somehow ended up on the moon. Strange land formations rise up on all sides, sculpted by wind and water into hauntingly beautiful shapes sunbathed in terra cotta, bronze and amber.

A trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park is also a 75 million-year foray back in time. This region was then a subtropical paradise populated by turtles, crocodiles and sharks -- and featuring a lush vegetation similar to the coastal plains of the south-eastern United States today. Here, on the shores of the Bearpaw Sea, dinosaurs once hunted and mated -- and ultimately met their demise, leaving an amazingly rich fossil and bone record for us to discover today.

This picture is to give you an idea how the landscape looks like while being in the Dinosaur Provincial Park.

petrudamsa, pablominto, Vicky, ellis49, Janice, coasties, thistle, marhowie, Libor, scottevers7, cedryk, hummingbird24, sandpiper2, lovenature has marked this note useful
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To sandpiper2: Dinosaurs...iglootrek 1 11-28 08:15
To scottevers7: Late post version ?iglootrek 2 11-27 17:40
To ellis49: Panorama...iglootrek 1 11-27 17:00
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Man, that look beautiful! Very good contrast between the sunlighted land and dark cloudy sky.

Regards, Petru

Hi Stephan,
Interesting subject and nice composition! Great details and good colours... most amazing sky! Well done...
Pablo -

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  • Vicky Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
  • [2005-11-27 2:56]

Wow! Where's the T-Rex?...I don't know which is more impressive - the land or the sky. The light is perfect, enabling a well-lit, clear view of the terrain. The rock formations are impressive and the colours are amazing. Well composed, exposed and presented. Best wishes, Vicky

Hi Stephan,
This is a perfect picture to post as LP-version (panorama).
Great view with lovely colours and very good composition.
I like the POV and the deep too.
Excellent work.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-27 3:14]

What an interesting landscape Stephan. I like the shape of the hills and cliffs. Colours and lighting are good, and the heavy clouds give it a good feel. Well done.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-11-27 4:06]

Stephan bonjour, superbe landscape with a good lighting and perfect composition. I like this cloudy sky. Congratulations Didier.

Hi Stephan

Fantastic landscape. Great name for the park. It sure does look prehistoric. Watch ya back for a Dinosaur! Lovely textures and colours and I love the sky. Wonderful clouds. Nice work. Thanks.

This looks amazing!
Great colours, superb POV and framing.
Clouds in BG add a lot to the whole.
I like it very much.

Hi Stephan,
Great capture of this beautiful landscape!
Excellent composition, great exposure.

Excellent WA landscape capture Stephan. I like this very much. A pleasure to view!
Thank you.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-27 11:57]

beautiful place
great composition
well done
TFS Libor

Hi Stephan,
I love this wide landscape shot here. This should have a late post version. An awesome shot on all counts. Great shot!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-27 21:14]

Wonderful panorama of this remarkable place. Great sky!
Best greetings,

This is Fantastic Stephan, Beautiful landscape shot. I like everything about it. :)

Hello Stephan,

Excellent details, and well composed landscape, with great note.

Well done and thank you for sharing it with us.

Nice landscape and well presented. Just can't see the dinosaurs (LOL)! Well done.

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